Ayrshire Bytes is a conference bringing together employers, students, staff and data experts to explore how big data is changing business.
This year we focus on collaboration, and on doing #datatogether. Together we’re better. It’s time to perceive data with a community and collaborative focus, and see what we can achieve when we work together.
It’s the UK’s first two week festival of Data Innovation in Scotland from the 11th to 22nd March 2019. Ayrshire Bytes is an official fringe event of #DataFest2019.
Date: Friday 15 March
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: Open Space, Kilmarnock Campus
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Scroll down to see this years programme of speakers.
Please see our exciting programme of speakers we have lined up for you below!
9.30am: Welcome from Caroline Stuart, Digital consultant – outline of the day
9.35am: Opening remarks: Moira Birtwistle Director of Learning & Skills (Business, IT, Sport, Fitness & Social Science)– Our digital ambition for Ayrshire College
9.40am: Key Speaker: Gillian Docherty, CEO The Data Lab
DataFest is focused on highlighting the breadth and strength of the innovative uses of Data across Scotland. This year we want to celebrate the groups, collectives, communities and teams who together have envisioned a path for data’s future and are taking the steps to implement it. We believe It’s time to perceive data with a community focus and see what we can achieve when we work together. Gillian hopes to inspire you to contribute further to this growing community.
10.05am: Key Speaker: James King, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust
Scotland’s Connectivity – Reaching Beyond the Beach
10.30am: Data and Industry: Aimee Doole, Marketing Lead, Booth Welsh
10.50am: Coffee break
11.05am: Data and Cities: Steven Revill, CEO, Urban Tide
Making smarter cities and communities with Artificial Intelligence
11.25am: Data and Enterprise: Iain McNeill, Digital Strategist, Whereeverly
The power of data, collaboration and community engagement to create commercial advantage by empowering the tourism sector
11.45pm: Data and Security: Ian Aston, ICT Security Manager, East Ayrshire Council
Introducing some quick and easy changes to help promote online data security
Dipping into Data
12.05: Data and People: DCBob Johnston, Police Scotland Cyber Crime Unit
12.50pm: Final comments/ Vote of Thanks: Moira Birtwistle: Director of Learning & Skills (Business, IT, Sport, Fitness & Social Science)